Marie Bashkirtseff in Russia - September, 1876
At the station...[t]here was an enormous crowd, because fifty-seven volunteers were leaving for Servia....They pushed, and drove, and shouted, and I was looking on, when I stopped short, for all at once there arose the sound of a choir of boys voices, more beautiful and purer than any woman's. They were chanting an anthem, and seemed like an angelic choir.
They were the Archbishop's choristers, praying for the volunteers.
Every one uncovered his head, and the tuneful voices in so divine a harmony took my breath away; and when they had finished, and I saw everybody clapping their … more >>
The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff, pages 211-212. In Marie Bashkirtseff, and Griselda Pollock and Roszika Parker (ed.), The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff (London, 1985), p. 211-212. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1383845227656 accessed: 26 January, 2022
location of experience: Russia
Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:31:43 +0000